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Tim Kennedy to Future Opponents: Meet me in the middle and fight me

Written on August 01, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Tim Kennedy is calling his future opponents to meet him in the middle of the cage and fight him.

Robbie Lawler’s elusive style surprised and frustrated Tim Kennedy on last Saturday’s Fedor vs Henderson tournament. And albeit Tim Kennedy earned a unanimous decision win, he was not happy with how the match went. That said, the Army veteran wants to keep the same thing from happening again by giving a direct messaged to his future opponents: “Meet me in the middle of the cage and fight me.”

See Tim Kennedy’s post-fight press conference video after the jump.

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Meisha Tate: I’m happy to represent women’s MMA, and the rest, I’ll leave up to you guys

Written on August 01, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The recently proclaimed women's bantamweight champion, Meisha Tate, spoke regarding people's decision if she's the new face of women's MMA.

The co-event of the “Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Henderson” held last Saturday seems to damage the career of the unbeatable Marloes Coenen, as Meisha Tate attained the Strikeforce bantamweight title by finishing her through an arm-triangle choke technique.

Though the new 135lb Strikeforce champion is getting much excitement from her new title belt, Meisha Tate pointed out that she is still keeping her feet on the ground and would not get too affected with the fame she’s entering right now.

See the video of Meisha Tate after her title fight victory against Marloes Coenen after the break.

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Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson Quick Results

Written on August 01, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Results for Strikeforce/M-1 Global: Fedor vs Henderson is now in the books. Check out who among your favorite fighters took home the bacon.

The Last Emperor’s reign may finally be over, as Dan Henderson earned a first round TKO win over Fedor Emelianenko last Saturday. The Fedor vs Henderson bout served as a main attraction for Strikeforce and M-1 Global’s tournament. Last Saturday’s event took place at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estate, Illinois, with the evening’s main card aired on Showtime.

Dan Henderson has now earned a three-fight win streak, while Fedor Emelianenko dropped three straight fights. The Last Emperor will be forced to face further inquiries with regards to his retirement.

See the Strikeforce/M-1 Global: Fedor vs Henderson quick results after the break.

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Dan Henderson, Ready for the “Wrecking Machine” Fedor at Strikeforce

Written on July 30, 2011 by Lulu

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Dan Henderson is still expecting to face the Fedor Emelianenko on his best for the upcoming Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson event on Saturday.

Fedor Emelianenko was thought before as an unbeatable fighter in MMA. He obtained 27 consecutive victories after he gets his first loss in a freak cut, 17 seconds into the bout. However, his winning streak was stopped by Fabricio Werdum through a submission, followed by a TKO loss against Antonio “Big Foot” Silva. The calls of “past his prime” and “over the hill” began to fly into the face of the 34 year old Russian fighter. However, Dan Henderson isn’t buying it.

Dan Henderson, the former two division champion, still believes that the former heavyweight kingpin still had a lot of power on his punches and have several tricks up his sleeve.

Readying for the Saturday’s Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson, the latter is expecting for the same Fedor Emelianenko that was considered as a wrecking machine in Pride to stand against him.

Posted after the cut is the video interview with Dan Henderson courtesy of MMAWeekly.com

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Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs Henderson Preview

Written on July 26, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Before Sears Centre heats up this Saturday, take a closer look at the upcoming Fedor vs Henderson match.

Fedor Emelianenko is the longtime Pride Fighting Championships title holder, who became the most powerful free agent. But after that, he became the recipient of shocking, back-to-back upsets.

This Saturday, Fedor Emelianenko will face Dan Henderson to highlight Strikeforce and M-1 Global’s main event. After that, fans will get the latest installment of in Fedor Emelianenko’s journey. But before you get and feel the action at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, take a closer look at the Fedor vs Henderson match-up by hitting the jump.

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Brunson vs Sayers, Added to Fedor vs Henderson Undercard

Written on July 13, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Another undercard match was added to the Fedor vs Henderson lineup, as Derek Brunson and Lumumba Sayers face each other on July 30.

According to MMAWeekly.com sources, an undercard match-up between Derek Brunson and Lumumba Sayers was added to Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson lineup.

Derek Brunson will step in the cage on July 30 with a clean 7-0 record. This will be his second match under Strikeforce promotion, following his victory over Jeremy Hamilton at Strikeforce Challengers 16. Meanwhile, Lumumba Sayers last fought in January against Edward Banks. All of his four victories came by way of submission.

The Brunson vs Sayers match will be part of the Strikforce: Fedor vs Henderson undercard. The said tournament will go down on July 30, and will feature a heavyweight non-title fight between Fedor Emelianenko and current light heavyweight champ, Dan Henderson.

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Pamplona vs Stinson, Set for Fedor vs Henderson Event

Written on July 12, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Another undercard match was added to Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson lineup, as Eduardo Pamplona faces Tyler Stinson on July 30.

On July 30, the Sao Paulo native – Eduardo Pamplona – will attempt to make his 11th consecutive win, as he faces Tyler Stinson for the Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson bout. Strikeforce officials announced last Monday that the Eduardo Pamplona vs Tyler Stinson match will be part of the event’s undercard.

Eduardo Pamplona is coming from a victory during his promotional debut last June 24 at Strikeforce Challengers 16 against Jerron Peoples. The 35-year-old fighter remained unbeaten, following his TKO loss to Robbie Lawler in 2007. Facing him is the Bellator Fighting Championships veteran, Tyler Stinson. He’s carrying a back-to-back win this year, including a split decision victory over Nate James.

The Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson will go down on July 30 at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

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Gesias Cavalcante vs Lyle Beerbohm, Added to ‘Fedor vs Henderson’ fight card

Written on July 08, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The bout between Gesias Cavalcante and Lyle Beerbohm has been listed to July 30's Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Henderson" event.

The upcoming Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson event will be more thrilling, as it adds the face-off between Gesias Cavalcante and Lyle Beerbohm. The ‘Fedor vs Henderson’ fight card will be held on July 30 at the Hoffman Estates in Illinois.

Gesias Cavalcante’s recent bout against Justin Wilcox was ruled a no contest, after he accidentally injured the latter’s eye during the Strikeforce: “Overeem vs Werdum” event in Dallas. “JZ” now only owns a single victory since September of 2007. Meanwhile, Lyle Beerbohm had shown a great performance throughout his mixed martial arts career. The fighter boasts a current record of 16-0, including several promotions around the United States. Beerbohm had participated in most big Strikeforce events, which includes the one held last April 9 wherein his neck was cranked after he initiated a grappling match with Shinya Aoki.

The July 30’s event will also highlight the bout between Russian heavyweight – Fedor Emelianenko – and Light Heavyweight Champ, Dan Henderson. For more news regarding the ‘Fedor vs Henderson’ fight, stay tuned to Fighting Insider.

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Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah D’Alelio, Switched to Strikeforce Challengers 18 Card

Written on July 05, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The match between Ronda Rousey and Sarah D'Aleilo is now listed on "Strikeforce Challengers 18", according to Strikeforce officials.

Strikeforce representatives reported on Sunday that the bout between Ronda Rousey and Sarah D’Alelio, which is supposed to be featured on the “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson” card in July, is now shifted to August’s “Strikeforce Challengers 18″ event. The said show – which is expected to air on Showtime – will take place at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, highlighting the face-off between Jorge Gurgel and Joe Duarte.

Ronda Rousey is well-known for being the youngest participant in the 2004 Summer Olympics. She is a great Judo fighter who also happens to be the recipient of the 2008 Summer Olympics bronze medal. In 2010, Ronda Rousey entered the world of MMA fighting and obtained a record of 3-0 as an amateur. She is skilled in instantly finishing her opponents using the armbar technique.

Meanwhile, Sarah D’Alelio had been set to meet Gina Carano at a Strikeforce event. However, Gina Carano was not able to continue the match due to unknown reasons. The female MMA fighter is now making a comeback after being defeated by Julie Kedzie last December.

For the latest news and updates regarding Strikeforce Challengers 18, stay tuned to Fighting Insider.

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Judo Fighter, Ronda Rousey, Signs with Strikeforce

Written on July 04, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Olympic Judoka, Ronda Rousey, will meet Sarah D’Alelio on Strikeforce's Fedor vs Henderson card.

In view of the fact that Chris “Cyborg” Santos has been recently declared a free agent, and most MMA fans have delivered negative comments pertaining to the previous bout promoted by the Zuffa company, one may assume that this is an obvious sign for company’s women’s MMA.

However, last Friday, Strikeforce proved that this is not yet the beginning of an end, as Olympic Judoka – Ronda Rousey – officially signed for the promotion. After that, Ronda Rousey was slated for a match against Sarah D’Alelio on July 30’s Fedor vs Henderson card.

The Olympic Judoka has been one of the hottest targets of Strikeforce. At a very young age, the female MMA fighter won a Bronze medal during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing — making her the first American female to have an Olympic award. She celebrated the said victory by turning into a Vegan. Ronda Rousey is actually known for finishing her contenders, whether amateur or professional, with an “armbar”. Currently, the female MMA fighter has a record of 2-0 — wherein she used the same technique to beat her opponents.

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